The flaking and itching refuse to stop no matter what remedy or product you try.
Depending on what’s causing your dry scalp, you can manage the symptoms or even get rid of it with these effective natural remedies!
What Causes Dry Scalp
Common causes of dry scalp include medical conditions like Psoriasis, a reaction to harsh ingredients and climate conditions. Dry scalp is caused by your scalp experiencing a lack of moisture which irritates your scalp and causes more shedding than usual.
Natural Home Remedies for Dry Scalp
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the simplest ways you can alleviate an itchy, flaking scalp is to use Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar and massage it onto your scalp before shampooing. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes and rinse it out after.
Apple Cider Vinegar is an incredible clarifying agent which is effective for clearing out dead skin cells and soothing irritation. It also naturally balances out the pH levels of your scalp which is excellent for maintaining a healthy scalp.
We formulated a sulfate-free shampoo with this incredible ingredient, the WOW Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo
. It's also infused with other bioactives like Almond Oil, Argan Oil & more!
2. Essential Oil
Another excellent home remedy is by using essential oils with antimicrobial and antibacterial properties like Jasmine, Rosemary, and Lavender. Jasmine Essential Oil is particularly effective for dry skin conditions as it is a natural emollient which helps lock in moisture into the skin.
For a homemade hair oil mixture, you can drop a few drops of Jasmine Essential Oil into a carrier oil of your choice and apply it on your scalp. You could also add a few drops with a plain conditioner and carrier oil for a moisturizing treatment.
3. Scalp Massager
Using a comb and your fingertips or nails for rubbing your scalp can be especially harmful to your scalp when you have dry skin. With dry scalp, your skin needs to be treated gently as it’s more prone to irritation. We recommend using a scalp massager that is gentle on your scalp like the WOW Stimulating Scalp Massager.
It’s made with soft, thick silicone bristles that help to stimulate your roots and encourage increased blood circulation. It also helps with stimulating the production of natural oils & exfoliating dead skin cells!
4. Hair Oil
When it comes to using hair oils, it’s important to pick an appropriate oil that will not impede your scalp health. A great option to consider is Castor Oil as it is incredibly rich in ricinoleic acid. Ricinoleic acid is a type of unsaturated fatty acid that’s an excellent anti-inflammatory.
Use it with the WOW Stimulating Scalp Massager for maximum benefit!